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Friday, September 7, 2012

Bugs gets offed

James Donovan, known around town as Bugs, was part owner in some New Jersey breweries. A lucrative business back in 1929. Rumor has it that NYC gangster Waxey Gordon was attempting to monopolize the Jersey beer racket and couldn't work out a monetary deal with Bugs and his confederates so resorted to bulletary deal.

Donovan had a sweety in Manhattan's Chelsea district and could be found at her digs quite often. The men assigned to kill him found this out so waited outside her apartment. Eighty-three years ago tonight Bugs kissed his honey goodbye and went out to his car. As he was starting it a sedan pulled up and ... well, you know.

2 comments:

John D. said...

When I read the headline, I was afraid that it was Bugs Bunny who got offed. I found that disturbing, as he is one of my favorite cartoon characters. Thankfully, it was Bugs Donovan, who is one of my least favorite cartoon characters. In fact, only the Smurfs rank lower on my list than Bugs D.

Pat Downey said...

Uh, ooh, thought you already knew...sorry but BB was offed. Yeah, turns out he finally took that right turn at Albuquerque and went straight into Mexico and...well, sorry.